News Releases

Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
DBEDT Projects Slower But Stable Economic GrowthPosted on March 6, 2019 in News
DBEDT released its first quarter 2019 Statistical and Economic Report today. In this report, DBEDT kept its projection on Hawaii economic growth unchanged from its fourth quarter 2018 projection.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Electrify America to Invest in Honolulu EV Fast Charging StationsPosted on March 4, 2019 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Electrify America has selected Honolulu as one of 18 metropolitan areas to receive investment in electric vehicle DC fast chargers as part of the second phase of the organization’s National Zero Emissions Vehicle Investment Plan.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii Joins Select Group of States on Electricity Planning Task ForcePosted on February 28, 2019 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Hawaii has been named one of 16 states to represent the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Energy Officials on a joint task force.
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Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
Report Assesses the Feasibility and Implications of Managed Retreat from Coastal Areas in HawaiiPosted on February 19, 2019 in News
Office of Planning — The Office of Planning’s Coastal Zone Management Program (OP-CZM) announces the release of its final report: Assessing the Feasibility and Implications of Managed Retreat Strategies for Vulnerable Coastal Areas in Hawaii
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Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
State Starts Development of Probabilistic Tsunami Design Zone MapsPosted on January 28, 2019 in News
Office of Planning — The Office of Planning’s Coastal Zone Management Program (OP-CZM) has begun developing comprehensive high resolution probabilistic Tsunami Design Zone (TDZ) maps for the Island of Oahu.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Third-Party Certification Now Required for Renewable Fuels Producers Seeking State Tax CreditPosted on December 18, 2018 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — For calendar year 2018 and beyond, taxpayers claiming Hawaii’s renewable fuels production tax credit (RFPTC) will be subject to several revised requirements.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
New Study Shows International Students Contributed $498 Million to Hawaii’s EconomyPosted on November 27, 2018 in News
DBEDT released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy.
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Research & Economic Analysis Division
Hawaii’s Economy Continues Growing at a Slower PacePosted on November 21, 2018 in News
DBEDT released its fourth quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report today. In this report, DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii's economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018.
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Creative Lab Hawaii
Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Finalists to Showcase Talents at TAXI Road Rally 2018Posted on October 26, 2018 in News
Opening revenue and creativity channels for Hawaii’s musicians, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is proud to announce four finalists from its 2018 Music Immersive program will attend TAXI Road Rally.
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Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program
DBEDT Launches 2019 HiSTEP Export Promotion ProgramPosted on October 25, 2018 in News
DBEDT launched the 2019 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses to increase their exports.
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